More than an aesthetic problem, multiple missing teeth can cause lasting damage to your mouth. The jaw bone can actually deteriorate, and other teeth can slip and slide out of place. Although there are many different options for replacing your teeth, one of the most successful options is a dental implant. Implants restore your jawbone to its original strength.
It is vital for an implant patient to have adequate jaw strength, as the implant is installed directly into the jawbone. Speak with Dr. Brian Galbraith to see if your jaw is capable of supporting dental implants.
A process called osseointegration (meaning “bone-connection”) is one of the keys to the implant’s success. Through this process, the connection between the bone and the implant grows stronger over time, strengthening your jaw bone and supporting the implant, allowing it to last for a lifetime if properly cared for. This powerful durability is a huge benefit to your smile.
Dental implants are designed to look and act just like your natural teeth, making it easier to eat, chew, and speak. Talk with your dentist to discuss your options and the benefits of dental implants for your smile.
For more information, call Sun Valley Dental Group PLLC in Ketchum, Idaho, at (208) 726-4711. Dr. Brian Galbraith and our team are happy to help!